Injuries to the spinal cord are extremely serious and can have a permanent impact on the lives of victims and their families. The immediate medical costs of treating a victim of a spinal cord injury can be staggering, and in many cases the damage to the central nervous system results in permanent impairment, such as paralysis, that will necessitate a lifetime of special care.
The St. Louis injury attorneys at the Finney Law Office are dedicated to defending the rights of spinal cord accident victims, and will help you fight for full compensation for your medical expenses and any other accident-related losses you have suffered. If you have suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, call us today at 314-646-0300 to learn more about your legal options.
Common Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord transfers signals from the brain to the rest of your body, and injuries to the spine and spinal cord can result in serious complications that limit your ability to control various bodily functions. In some cases, the damage is irreparable and results in permanent loss of control of your extremities. Most cases of paralysis are classified in one of two ways:
Paraplegia, in which the paralysis is limited to the lower extremities
Quadriplegia, in which the injury occurs high enough on the spinal cord to cause full body paralysis
Patients suffering from paralysis will require special medical treatment for the rest of their lives, and the cost of ongoing care and treatment can be financially disastrous when the burden is unfairly placed upon the victim.
If you or a loved one is facing a lifetime of paralysis due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to compensation not just for your immediate expenses, but expected ongoing care, as well. Contact a St. Louis injury attorney from the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to discuss the details of your case.